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and the politics of identity that they invoke (and evoke) as they were about the familiar topics of repression and economic hardships within individual states. How have scholars working in the political science subfield of comparative politics approached the Arab uprisings in their analyses? One of

In: Middle East Law and Governance

possibly offer. In short, Houellebecq’s work has much to teach anyone aspiring to be a comparative political scientist of religion. Houellebecq’s portrait of the religious-political situation of contemporary Europe is questionable on multiple grounds. And yet, his method of considering the situation has

In: Michel Houellebecq, the Cassandra of Freedom
Editors-in-Chief: Takamichi Sakurai and Nicholas Tampio
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Comparative Political Theory aims to become the premier academic journal dedicated to fostering dialogue among intellectual traditions from across the globe to address vexing social and political problems.

The academic discipline of political theory largely formed in English-speaking countries in the twentieth century. Political theorists such as John Rawls, Leo Strauss, Isaiah Berlin, and Hannah Arendt, as well as the main authors that they read, became the canon. Political theorists sometimes read authors from China, India, Russia, Mexico, Ghana, Turkey, and elsewhere, but the discipline has been Euro-American-centric.

This journal aims to address this imbalance. One way is to publish work on important authors, texts, arguments, schools, and traditions from around the world. A second way is to publish work that fosters conversations between social and political theorists within and outside of the West. In both cases, authors should explain how the work addresses pressing global problems.

Comparative Political Theory welcomes submissions from around the world that use diverse methodologies, that situate their arguments in different traditions, that can be more theoretical or more empirical, and so forth. The main objective is to shed new light on social and political affairs.

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Author: Marvin E. Olsen

Comparative Political Sociology MAR VIN E. OLSEN Washington State University, Pullman, U.S.A. POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY has come of age during the past fifteen years. At the beginning of this period, it was a peripheral and somewhat marginal field that attracted little more attention than the

In: Comparative Sociological Research in the 1960s and 1970s
Author: Marvin E. Olsen

Comparative Political Sociology MARVIN E. OLSEN Washington State University, Pullman, U.S.A. POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY has come of age during the past fifteen years. At the beginning of this period, it was a peripheral and somewhat marginal field that attracted little more attention than the

In: International Journal of Comparative Sociology
Author: Hilde De Weerdt

Asian Review of World Histories 4:1 (January 2016), 133-163 © 2016 The Asian Association of World Historians doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12773/arwh.2016.4.1.133 Review Article Shmuel N. Eisenstadt and the Comparative Political History of Pre-Eighteenth-Century Empires Hilde

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In: Asian Review of World Histories
Author: Joshua Ralston

theologies in their various and diverse global expressions and interconnections, we have to consider particular histories, political practices, formations, rituals, myths, languages, and more. Here lie possibilities that might aid the development of what I have elsewhere called comparative political

In: The Spirit of Populism

The symposium presented in this second issue of Comparative Political Theory aims to foster dialogue between comparative politics and comparative political theory ( cpt ). This introduction clarifies how political science and political theory intersect in comparative enterprises. While cpt is